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WB54 – Sorry to hear you have more engine work to do after your car was hit on the driveway.
Hope your luck improves for the rest of the build, Paul.
So after the fiasco of the car landing on the sump, I pulled the engine and box. While I had the sump off I though I'd check the big end as the oil pressure had dropped to 30 psi at idle when hot while breaking in the cam. It looks like it's had some debris go through them. Cranks not scored but does need a polish.
I'm undecided as to whether to rebuild it completely or just reshell it on the assumption any **** is either in the bearing or filter. I think I'll be rebuilding it as the one of the mains isn't great at the cap join and if it's gone through the big end and mains, then odds are it's all gone through cam bearings as well.
Thats a proper ****er.
Luckily no body damage
neighbour said she'd only driven a auto before, couldn't make this **** up.
When is the neighbour moving?
Bummer, you certainly could have done without that.
Progress got even slower on the Capri. Was at my sons sports day, and I get a call from my mother in law who can only be described as thick as pig ****. She's parked on my drive, can't get her handbrake off, asked a neighbour of mine to help, who promptly leaned into her car, released the handbrake and let her Micro roll down the drive into my Capri. IT toppled it off the axle stands, had no front ends on it, s it landed on the sump. It's split the sump and dumped 6ltrs of oil on my drive. First day I've taken off work in 6 months and I'm called away from my sons sports day to this **** and spend the next 4 hours cleaning up oil. I was ****ing livid. This is how I found it.
once I got it up on stands, the actual damage was minimal. Cracked sump, front panel a little bent and a ding in the bumper but it's set me back more in time than money..
I wasn't happy trying to sort the sump and oil pick up with it in the car, plus it'd eventually need to come out to correct the bellhousing alignment, so we took the engine and box out. While it's out, I'll check the cam's broken in and not done any of the lifters, align the bellhousing, shim the starter, new dipstick tube, paint bellhousing and box and I'll paint the engine bay for good measure
Massively ****ed off with the whole thing now, have little to no time between now and the end of July, so bang goes any chance of getting this on the road this summer.
Has the engine been run since it was built? If not maybe the head gaskets are back to front. Pretty sure the waterways are tiny one end and bigger the other so get fitted only one way. Just a thought.
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